After my little mini hiatus recovering from all the eating I did during Thanksgiving and welcoming the fact that it is finally December (I LOVE Christmas btw), I am here to bring you another blog tour! This awesome tour is being hosted by Xpresso Book Tours and you can check out the rest of the tour here.
Time travel, a new futuristic world, and a little romance mixed in is what caught my attention to this book so if any of those intrigues you too, continue reading to see if Return Once More by Trisha Leigh will be your next read. Plus, be sure to stare at the cover for long periods of time because it is GORGEOUS!! Also, there are two wonderful giveaway opportunities that I would not pass up the chance to enter.
Return Once More by Trisha Leigh
(The Historians #1)
Published by: Bloomsbury Spark
Publication date: September 29th 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Time-Travel, Young Adult
If you could learn the identity of your one true love—even though you will never meet— would you?
Years have passed since refugees from a ruined earth took to space, eventually settling a new system of planets. Science has not only made the leaps necessary to allow time travel, but the process engineered a strange side effect—predicting your one true love.
If you could save your one true love from an untimely death, would you be able to resist?
Sixteen-year-old Kaia Vespasian is an apprentice to the Historians—a group charged with using time travel to document the triumphs and failures of the past—and she can’t resist a peek at her long-dead soul mate in Ancient Egypt. Before she knows it, she’s broken every rule in the book, and the consequences of getting caught could destroy more than just her new romance.
Or would you have the strength to watch him die?
But when Kaia notices a fellow classmate snooping around in a time where he doesn’t belong, she suspects he has a secret of his own—and the conspiracy she uncovers could threaten the entire universe. If her experience has taught her anything, to changing history means facing the consequences. The Historians trained her to observe and record the past, but Kaia never guessed she might have to protect it— in a race across time to save her only chance at a future.
Trisha Leigh is a product of the Midwest, which means it’s pop, not soda, garage sales, not tag sales, and you guys as opposed to y’all. Most of the time. She’s been writing seriously for five years now, and has published 4 young adult novels and 4 new adult novels (under her pen name Lyla Payne). Her favorite things, in no particular order, include: reading, Game of Thrones, Hershey’s kisses, reading, her dogs (Yoda and Jilly), summer, movies, reading, Jude Law, coffee, and rewatching WB series from the 90’s-00’s.
Her family is made up of farmers and/or almost rock stars from Iowa, people who are numerous, loud, full of love–the kind of people that make the world a better place. Trisha tries her best to honor them, and the lessons they’ve taught, through characters and stories–made up, of course, but true enough in their way.
Trisha is the author of THE LAST YEAR series and the WHITMAN UNIVERSITY books. She’s represented by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
To learn more about Trisha Leigh, please visit her at trishaleigh.com.
If you enjoy New Adult books or a good contemporary romance, please check out my pen name, Lyla Payne!
Tour Wide Giveaway (US/CAN):
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I will go on the record right now and say that this is not a book I would normally read. My niche usually revolves around romance books as I am a huge hopeless romantic (not afraid to admit that whatsoever) but I was drawn to this book from the very beginning. Sure, I was sold the minute I saw the cover. Did I mention it is GORGEOUS because it is. But my intrigue and curiosity only grew once I read the synopsis. You’ve got a futuristic world where people live in a newly developed solar system, time travel is real and utilized to go back in time and study significant moments in history to see what mistakes were made in order to prevent them from happening again, and when you turn 17 like our protagonist Kaia you find out the person who is destined to love you. Please try and tell me you are the least bit curious after reading that. I have not dabbled that much in the world of science fiction but to my own personal knowledge this is the most original and unique premise for a book I have read in a long time.
My curiosity drew me in and from the first chapter I was hooked. Right off the bat you get a feel for what it means to be a Historian which is the job Kaia was sorted into as the setting of the book first starts off, you guessed it, back in time. Kaia and her fellow Historians witness and record a key moment in history in order to reflect on the events that unfolded and learn from it so as to not let it happen again. The term “History has a way of repeating itself” definitely came to mind when I was reading this book because Kaia’s world is trying to do the opposite in order to prevent what happened before the “New Era” began. Kaia as the story’s protagonist was also such a joy to read about because from the very beginning you could see she had her own interests within the realm of being a Historian as she focused more on the environment around her when she was back in time in the beginning of the novel then on witnessing what they travelled back in time to witness. Seeing her own curiosities at the very beginning made it all the more wonderful to see her character grow throughout the book especially as she starts to question her world around her.
If you enjoy time travel, a world where finding out who your true love is, and a book that will keep you intrigued from start to finish, then I definitely suggest you pick up Return Once More by Trisha Leigh.